Re: QuickCam2 vs. camcorder

Eric Ochoa [NOL Staff] (cwizard@nol.net)
Sun, 29 Jun 1997 21:55:32 -0500 (CDT)


On Sun, 29 Jun 1997, David Wolff wrote:

> Does either of these have advantages over the other for more fluid video? I'm using a 33.6 (I think) modem that usually connects at about 28.8 through my ISP. So far, the video has been slow to nonexistent. I'm ready to try buying a camera, but do not understand what advantages might exist on these different products. I've heard that the greatest limiting factor is the modem speed, so it doesn't really matter which product I get, as a video capture card (used with the camcorder) would only benefit for still shots. What I want to do is to connect with other users via video, rather than process photos or stills. Thanks for your help (I'm really new at this, so please use basic terms!). Rick

Don't buy a camcorder, it isn't necessary. Look for the "EggCam" kit from
Panasonic, it should retail about $250.00 and it comes with:

1. A PCI Video Capture Board (BrookTree Chipset)
2. A fullly NTSC compatable CCD Color camera
3. A fully licensed copy of White Pine Enhanced Cuseeme 2.1.1 (Upgradeable
to 3.0 for free)

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